Israelis love pregnant women. Its seems that moms-to-be are everywhere — not to mention scores of "helpful" people who want to offer their advice about nausea, diet, where to give birth, and so on…— and Israelis are generous when it comes to giving seats to pregnant women on public transportation. Israeli women can recuperate from childbirth in one of four upscale "baby hotels," and all new mamas enjoy three months of government-mandated maternity leave. And now, being an expectant mother in Israel just got a little bit better:… >> Read More
Three years ago this week, I had my last baby. I realize there’s the “hey, you never know” factor, but she was my sixth. So, stick a fork in me: I’m done.
But what’s amazing to me is…that even now, 14 years after having my first kid, I still get so pissed about how many things fall into the category Stuff People Never Tell You Before You Have a Baby. Obviously, I have no regrets about having any of my children. But, that being said, was I in any way adequately aware… >> Read More
Spoiler alert: Pregnancy isn't always enjoyable. And I don't mean the actual nine-plus months you're growing a baby inside you — with all the back pains and swollen ankles and whatnot. (And that's…if you're lucky enough to have an easy pregnancy!) I'm also talking about the lead-up to actually being pregnant, especially when the media teaches us that getting knocked up is so easy. After all, if MTV has not one but several seasons and series about 16-year-olds who get unexpectedly knocked up and then raise their… >> Read More
It's weird to be pregnant again. People ask me the sex of the baby all of the time, and I say "girl," and they say, "Oh, and how about your other kids? Boys? Girls?" And when I'm not in the mood to…give a thoughtful response, I say, "a boy and a girl," and then they offer kind platitudes and that is it. But when I feel like being thoughtful, I reply, "One girl and one boy who is very girl-like." But that's not even the whole story. My child, who was born a boy, tells me… >> Read More
There's some really, really, really cute maternity clothes out there — so cute that we almost wish we were pregnant. (Almost.)
But if you've got a bun in the oven — or if your friend or…partner is pregnant — there's an incredible amount of cute, comfy duds to buy (hey, Mother's Day is coming). And best of all: They are cheap. From bathing suits to comfy t-shirts, here are 10 items we're eyeing — and they're all less than $50. 1. Floral Bodycon Dress ($35, ASOS) Florals are always trendy —… >> Read More